Sports Round-Up June 1

The Catholic Youth Organization of Brooklyn and Queens held its annual girls’ volleyball diocesan championships May 18 at Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst. The following teams won their respective divisions:

Pee Wee: St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park

Novice: St. Mary Gate of Heaven

Bantam: St. Francis de Sales Blue, Belle Harbor

Rookie: Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park

Intermediate: Blessed Trinity Green, Breezy Point

Tyro: Our Lady of the Snows

Junior: Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill

The Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood, varsity boys’ track team had an impressive showing at the CHSAA Sectional Championships, held May 15-19 at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.

The Stanners won the Brooklyn-Queens diocesan title with a total of 101 pts. – 11 ahead of runner-up St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows. Molloy then went on to win the city championship title, with Fordham Prep, the Bronx, coming in second place.

There were some notable individual performances as well. Senior Todd Charles from Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, was named Brooklyn-Queens Track M.V.P. after finishing first in the 100-meter dash (11.07 seconds) and third in the 200-meter dash (22.53 seconds).

Senior Jahlani Sundar of Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, earned the honor of Brooklyn-Queens Field M.V.P. Sundar finished first in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.52 seconds) and the triple jump (45’11.00”).

The St. Francis Prep Chamber Choir (Photo courtesy St. Francis Prep)

St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, enjoyed a special night at Citi Field on May 22 as the school community gathered for a New York Mets game.

Members of the chamber chorus sang the National Anthem, and then Chairman of the school’s English Department Robert Williams threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The L’il Terriers faithful enjoyed a late Mets comeback victory, 6-1, over the division-rival Washington Nationals.

The New York State Sportswriters Association named its annual girls’ basketball All-State team for the 2018-2019 season, and there was some great local representation from the diocesan GCHSAA.

Class ‘AA’

1st: Kaelynn Satterfield, Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, senior, guard

1st: Klarke Sconiers, Christ the King, senior, forward

3rd: Natalija Marshall, Christ the King, junior, forward

5th: MacKayla Scarlett, St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, junior, guard

7th: JeAnna Cunningham, St. Francis Prep, junior, forward

7th: Nina Rickards, Christ the King, senior, guard

11th: Julia Fabozzi, Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, junior, forward

11th: Cassidy Roberts, St. Francis Prep, senior, guard

14th: Stephanie McBride, Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene, senior, forward

15th: Grace Collins, The Mary Louis Academy, Jamaica Estates, senior, forward

Honorable Mention

Destiny Howell, Christ the King, junior, forward

Phinnette Edwards, Bishop Loughlin, junior, guard

Julianna Laguna, Xaverian, freshman, guard

Briyanna Brown, Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, senior, guard

Khadija Demry, Christ the King, freshman, guard

Class ‘A’

1st: Casey O’Shaughnessy, Bishop Kearney H.S., Bensonhurst, senior, guard

3rd: Alexandra Tarul, St. John’s Prep, Astoria, sophomore, guard

6th: Catherine Finnerty, Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, junior, forward

12th: Brittany Stenz, Msgr. McClancy, senior, forward